COVID-19 Vax Watch: 200,000 kids inoculated in Metro Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 200,000 minors from nine localities in Metro Cebu, aged between five to 17-years-old, have already been inoculated as a protection against COVID-19.  Based on the latest data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations…

Pediatric groups reiterate support for COVID vaccination of aged 5 to 11

Zacarian Sarao 02/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP) on Sunday reiterated their full support for the government’s vaccination of kids aged 5 to 11 against COVID-19. According…

COVID-19 vaxxing of kids aged 5 to 11 starts on Feb. 4

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years old will finally start on February 4, as vaccine czar and Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. reassured parents that vaccination is safe. Galvez during the late…

‘No Vaccination, No Entry’ policy takes effect in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bad news for individuals who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19. The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) announced that starting on Monday, January 11, they already started to implement the city government’s “No Vaccination, No…

Djokovic did not have guaranteed entry to Australia, government says

Reuters 01/10/2022

MELBOURNE—The Australian government had not given tennis star Novak Djokovic an assurance that a medical exemption that he said he had to enter Australia without a COVID-19 vaccination would be accepted, government lawyers said in a court…

More localities in Cebu resume vaccination drive

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As Cebu gradually recovers from the devastation left by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), more local government units (LGUs) here have resumed their vaccination drives.  Based on a tally compiled by local media,…

Rama urged to reconsider incentive distribution arrangement for seniors, PWDs

Morexette Marie Erram 12/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama was urged to reconsider his decision to prioritize fully vaccinated senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) during the distribution of the city’s cash incentives. Councilor Dave Tumulak…

Cebu City to deploy vaccinators for unvaxxed seniors during cash aid distribution

Morexette Marie Erram 12/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama on Monday, December 6, announced the implementation of a “hierarchical arrangement” in the distribution of cash assistance to senior citizens. “Senior citizens… unahon (ug distribute) ang fully vaccinated……

Talisay targets to give booster shots to 400 healthcare workers per day

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Talisay City Government is targeting to provide booster shots at a rate of 400 healthcare workers per day. The city on Monday, November 22, 2021, officially began the rollout of booster shots,…

Cebu City has yet to announce when to start inoculating booster shots

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – While the Department of Health (DOH) already announced that fully vaccinated healthcare workers may now receive their COVID-19 booster shots, the Cebu City government said they have yet to announce when to start…

Cebu City opens 2nd vax site for minors

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government opened another vaccination site for minors aged 12 to 17 years old at the Robinsons Cybergate on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, head of the Cebu City…

Aid for vaccinated seniors in Mandaue mulled

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Vaccinated senior citizens in Mandaue City may receive additional aid from the city government. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, who is also the president of the Association of Barangay Councils and chairman of…

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